Expectations will be present on both sides!
The staff at your allocated placement will have expectations of you also, they will expect you to be polite and friendly, willing to learn and helpful with their workload. Remember first impressions count!
To present yourself in the best possible light to your new team access the placement details on POW and see if there is any recommended reading or suggestions for research prior to placement commencing. If there is not, look up some basic background before you go, it will show resourcefulness and eagerness to learn. Expectations met!
It is important that you meet with your mentor or team prior to starting your placement. Telephone or email your named contact at least four weeks beforehand, to arrange a suitable time to go in. Not only will this orientate you with your new workplace environment, it will give you a chance to see what you will be doing, get your shifts for the initial period and also acquaint you with the mentor who will be assessing you.